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You can't add features to this edition of Windows

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    Posts : 13
    Windows XP Professional

    You can't add features to this edition of Windows


    I have Windows 8.1 Pro Retail which i downloaded from here
    Download Windows 8 Pro ISO 32 Bit / 64 Bit Free Then i upgraded my Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro.I activated my Windows 8.1 and I want to add media center when i type add features to windows 8.1 and click on it. It says that message how can i fix this?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried here---

    Add features - Microsoft Windows
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Windows XP Professional


    What do you mean
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you read the link & it didn't help, I'm sorry I posted it.
    It was a waste of my time & yours.

    The link tells you how acquire wmc & install it on your computer.

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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Javier,

    Do you have a purchased Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack key to enter to add it to your Windows 8.1 Pro?

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
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  6. #6


    Posts : 13
    Windows XP Professional


    Yeah i typed in search Add features to Windows 8.1 and i clicked on it and gave me the same message
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  7. #7


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Go to system in the Control Panel, does it say Windows 8 Pro?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 13
    Windows XP Professional


    Yes it does say Windows 8.1 Pro
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  9. #9


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    In the elevated command prompt (Admin) type sfc /scannow
    If all OK then try to add features
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  10. #10


    Posts : 13
    Windows XP Professional


    it says Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. So i will be able to install media center in My Windows 8.1 Pro?
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